Dr. Robert Cain is trained in the use of microscopes and oral DNA analysis for diagnosing and treating dental concerns related to gum health. Microscope dentistry allows dentists to magnify images two to twenty times their size, allowing for better visibility. This is a huge advancement from the four times magnification, which is what the average loupe (magnification glasses) offers.
What does this mean for you, the patient? It will allow for more precision in your treatment, analysis of what is affecting your oral health, and ongoing monitoring of long-term results. It also means treatment is much faster: less time in the chair and faster healing times. Dr. Cain can see things other dentists cannot see with their eyes, even when using a loupe.
Dr. Cain is a member of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry (AMED) and stays informed of new developments and treatment protocols using microscope technologies. He has completed additional training to incorporate microscopes into his dental practices. This investment has allowed Dr. Robert Cain to diagnose more efficiently and better.
Dr. Cain uses the services of OralDNA® laboratories to analyze the bacteria on surfaces in your mouth, looking for pathogens that are known to cause gum disease. Patients can learn about their unique oral health concerns and possible overall health risks associated with certain types of bacteria.
What Is Oral DNA Analysis?
Oral DNA analysis is a comprehensive treatment tool for the most individualized treatment recommendations and more predictable results. After taking a swab of your saliva, Dr. Cain will send it to the OralDNA® Labs for testing and diagnostics.
The results will provide important insight into the current state of your oral health. They also provide valuable information about your unique risk factors for both dental and systemic health concerns.
The bacteria in the mouth can provide a window into our overall physical well-being and enable Dr. Cain to make individualized recommendations for maintaining your oral health and monitoring for other health concerns, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Dentists have primarily relied on visual examinations and probing depths to diagnose gum disease for years. Oral DNA provides insight into your oral and periodontal health, even before symptoms appear.
Why is this important? Because of the strong link between gum disease and systemic health concerns, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, breast cancer, and more. Treating gum disease in the early stages, sometimes before you notice the symptoms, means lowering your risk of many diseases or making the diseases worse.